We’ve had another amazing year covering and discussing the exciting world of agriculture here at RealAgriculture. With the books closed on 2015, we’ve compiled a list of our most viewed articles. We knew the enormous response to Alberta’s Bill 6 and Ontario’s seed treatment regulations would show up, and machinery articles are always popular, but there are also a few “really?!” surprises in this list.
We sometimes talk about how consumers vote on food policies with their dollar in the grocery store. Well, if you’re a visitor to RealAgriculture.com or follower on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, you voted with your clicks (and we thank you for it!).
Here are the top 25 stories on RealAg for 2015:
A farmer in England claimed a new world wheat yield record of 16.52 tonnes per hectare, or in North American terms, 246 bushels per acre.
Case IH launched its 2015 Maxxum line at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio.
Farmers work hard to continually improve animal welfare and meet consumer demands, but that message needs to be shared, writes Owen Roberts.
Why it’s time to put down the lingering mentality that BSE cases should be kept quiet.
Grain prices have slumped while land prices are at record highs. Alfons Weersink compares the current grain market situation with the farm financial crisis of the ’80s.
What happens if a grain company doesn’t accept delivery of grain during the timeframe written in a contract? Cheryl Mayer explains what farmers can do about unaccepted deliveries.
Food prices might be increasing slightly, but Canadians still enjoy one of the cheapest, safest food supplies in the world.
Terry Daynard writes about the larger, longer-term implications of the Ontario government’s move to restrict access to neonicotinoid seed treatments.
With new regulations on seed treatments, this Ontario farmer decided the risks from giving a beekeeper access to her land weren’t worth it.
The PMRA reports a sharp drop in bee death numbers. Before the Ontario government’s “we’re-the-only-ones-who-can-save-the-bees” near-ban on neonicotinoid soy and corn seed treatments took effect.
A stark reminder to not let tradition get in the way of making farms safer places.
Following years of anticipation, John Deere has joined its competitors in rolling out a four-track high horsepower tractor.
The original 500 horsepower, 2-wheel-drive Honey Bee tractor returned to Canada’s Farm Progress Showthis year for the first time since its debut at the show in 1979.
The day after Justin Trudeau and the Liberals won the federal election, we asked how the change in Ottawa would affect farms.
The Premos 5000 is the world’s first pelleting harvester
While it might exceed what’s practical on most North American farms, a new Guiness World Record for fastest tractor speed was set in Finland.
Grandpa or grandma may be gone or not active on the farm anymore but your grandparents’ wisdom should never be forgotten.
This behemoth had farmers at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Regina asking, “Why?!” and, perhaps not surprisingly, “When can I get one?”.
Lori Sigurdson’s conversation with Shaun Haney shortly after the Alberta government announced its new farm workplace/labour legislation.
“Entertaining ag-related content we found on the internet.”
Saskatchewan rancher Adrienne Ivey’s note on hunter-rancher relations.
In an atmosphere misinformation, a chart comparing Alberta’s proposed farm labour legislation to existing policies in other provinces.
Rob Saik’s 20 minute talk on the common myths and challenges surrounding modern food production.
Alberta’s new NDP government announces its controversial farm labour legislation.
The next generation of harvester? Here’s a look at a Kansas-based companies plans to add a grain cart component to the traditional combine design.